My friends and I just came from a trip in Northern Philippines to visit a unique adventure camp in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. To be honest, when someone mentions Ilocos Sur, the only place I could think of is the heritage town of Vigan with its well-preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture. Never have I imagined that this province is home to some of the best landscapes in the country. To cap it all off, there’s a one-stop shop for adventure seekers out there. I’m talking about the Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub or NOAH.

For those who are hungry for some adventure, NOAH is the perfect place to go this summer. NOAH is a very unique adventure camp in the Philippines in the sense that all the four elements – water, wind, earth and fire – are well-represented in the activities offered here. From mountain climbing, ziplining, paragliding, kite boarding, wind surfing, hobie cat, paraw sailing, and ATV rides through sand dunes, there’s nothing you could ask for more.

Headquartered between a peculiarly positioned mountain beside the ocean that faces the West Philippine Sea, the mountain’s beautiful cliffs constantly produce a steady side shore wind all throughout the day making it safe to experience the different outdoor activities that’s in store for every thrill seekers out there.

NOAH’s Unique Adventure Camp in Photos

With the Amihan season in full swing, the steady cool wind gives NOAH the chance to highlight their paragliding activities, bringing in tandem pilots from General Santos City to aid their in-house pilots in offering thrilling and picture-perfect tandem rides.

This post-Valentine launch from NOAH, with the theme “Love is in the Air”, is one spectacular event I’ve experienced. There is that constant rush of adrenalines keeping us high after each activities we accomplished. And the highlight of it all, the chance to experience the joys of flying as we paraglided the cliff of Bantay Abot. And in an instant, I fell in love with paragliding.

Here are photos showcasing why you should head out to the Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub in Ilocos Sur, Philippines and experience the different activities lined up for those of you hungry for adventure.

Camera Used: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G

the road to narvacan ilocos sur

the scenic road that greets you when you head to Narvacan

lounge while enjoying the beach view at narvacan

airy lounges are available for that picture perfect sea view

narvacan ilocos sur

Aleah of Solitary Wanderer being mesmerized with the view

nature - grass and wood

a dead log and sand plants

ATV ride in the sand dunes of ilocos

Mark of Nomadic Experiences feeling the ATV

sand dune buggies at narvacan ilocs sur

a picture perfect view of the sea and sand

sand dune tricks

getting all fired up

dune buggy tricks

the experts showing how it’s done with these buggies

sand dunes at narvacan ilocos sur

Marcos of Marcos Detourist getting off after his sand dunes tour

sand dunes of ilocos

Gael of The Pinay Solo Backpacker trodding the sand dunes of Narvacan

photography atv adventure rides

everyone wants to take ‘THE’ dune buggy shot

dune buggies

a display of what these buggies can do

narvacan sand dune adventure

roaring to life as they approach a small dune

shoes fit for adventure

shoes fit for adventure

driving the dune buggies

Yey! Each of us got the chance to drive these cool buggies

the view of mountains while exploring the dunes

a buggy and the vast sand

selife time with the dune adventure

selfie time while trying to hold on to dear life

tent at narvacan

this feels like a piece of heaven in a desert

guests lounging on this comfy tent

guests getting cozy in this beautiful oasis

mark of nomadic experiences

the road to Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

wind surfing at ilocos sur

wind surfing is one activity you can learn and do at NOAH

up up and away as they paraglide

paragliders flying simultaneously

traffic at narvacan

You now know why there’s traffic in the Philippines

NOAH Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub

NOAH means Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub

landing the paraglide

tandem paragliders landing on the beach

paragliding landing by the beach

a solo paraglider landing at the beach across NOAH’s HQ

safe landing of paragliding at ilocos sur

safe touchdown!

the rock climbing team

the crazy Green team preparing to rock climb at noon time when the sun’s at its peak

the pinay solo backpacker and marcos detourist

Marcos and Gael enjoying a leisurely walk

a walk in the woods

the short trek to reach the rock climbing or Via Ferrata site

before climbing the rocks

almost ready to climb up

Filipina explorer climbing rocks

For Gretchen of the Filipina Explorer, ain’t no mountain’s high enough

pinay solo backpacke

Gael figuring out where to step next

marcos caratao getting ready to climb

Marcos getting ready to climb and join us

rock wall climbing at narvacan

that’s where we needed to be to zipline back to headquarters

climbing adventure at ilocos sur

Gael attempting to climb up on her own

narvacan rock climbing

spiderman, almost

summer rock climbing

still a long way to go for those two

zipline at narvacan

Our trek guide ziplined ahead to catch us on the other side when it’s our turn. At this point, 3 of our team persisted to advance to the Via Ferrata while the rest of us decided to end this climb and head back to have our late lunch

ziplining at noah ph

Gretchen all smiles on this tricky zipline

magnet the bear with arko restaurant

Magnet the Bear posing behind Arko

Arko restaurant in Narvacan

Arko is NOAH’s cafe where you can dine and devour on their yummy dishes after doing all those activities

getting ready to paraglide

the team getting ready to be driven uphill for the most awaited activity of the day

hobby cat by the se

a wonderful view of Narvacan’s coastline

a steep climb uphill Bantay Bato in Narvacan

the thrilling 4×4 ride going up and up and up

overlooking view of narvacan ilocos sur

overlooking Narvacan and Sulvec Port

top view of narvacan

Marky scanning his kingdom

fields of ilocos sur

the fields of Ilocos Sur

solitary wanderer on top of Bantay Bato

Aleah at the top of the world, este Bantay Abot

awesome view of the fields of ilocos

Gretchen taking her time admiring the spectacular view of the towns below

silverbackpacker checking out the sea view

Dave of Silverbackpacker checking out the cove

the view from bantay abot in narvacan ilocos sur

Marcos and the cliff

preparing to paraglide

untangling the ropes before flying

paragliding

it’s a bird!

the walk downhill to paragliding

Gael being ushered to her pilot

Buko Raymundo covered in wings

Buko Raymundo getting wrapped with wings

waiting for their turn to paraglide

Dave checking up on Aleah before her flight

paragliding in the philippines

and off Gael went paragliding

paragliding experience in ilocos sur philippines

Buko and Aleah getting ready for their turn

paragliding at narvacan ilocos sur

what a beautiful view

narvacan paragliding

Aleah all smiles as Buko shows her how paragliding is done

sunset

waiting for our turn to paraglide before the sun sets

This has got to be one of the best days ever as we had a full day filled with action packed adventures. It was so much fun!

Thanks for the experience NOAH! ? Narvacan, Ilocos Sur surprised me in every way and I super love this scenic town.

NOAH (Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NarvacanOutdoorAdventureHub/
Instagram: @narvacanoutdooradventurehub

For bookings and reservations:
Contact Two-6 Olangco
(02) 734-8883
(0919) 349-8473

Rates of Activities at NOAH

P800 – Hobie cat with pilot and intro to sailing for 30minutes, max of 2 pax
P300 – Zipline only
P800 – Whole mountain activity (Via Ferrata, tyrolean traverse and zipline)
P2500 – Wind surf lessons for six hours with minimum P1500
P800 – Wind surf Board rental per hour
P2500 – Tandem Paragliding
P2500 – 4×4 tour of sand dunes (up to 5 pax)

Kite surf gear rental with license (Tba)

This is a travel blog of Doi Domasian. Her nature to explore both new and familiar places and share it with the rest of the world is what keeps this wanderer going and seeking for thrills and adventures. Due to her passion for travelling, she decided to leave the corporate world and started living the life of a nomad.

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